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It’s bad enough that a 45-year-old man allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl and then threatened to harm her even more if she told anyone. But what the anguished father of the young rape victim did when he found out about the crime — what this distraught dad did to seek justice for his pregnant daughter — many might consider a brutal step far over the line.
Furious over the alleged rape of his 14-year-old daughter by a married man more than three times her age, the father called the man to his house, served him dinner, and then tortured him to death, police said. The father reportedly used hot tongs to repeatedly burn the man’s genitals before strangling him to death.
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It happened in Delhi, India, where, according to indianexpress.com, the father then went to the police station, surrendered himself, and gave police a detailed account on how he tortured and murdered the man.
Based on the man’s statement, police said the deceased, a medicine supplier, had allegedly raped the man’s minor daughter two months ago. The father did not approach police fearing “a bad name for his daughter”.
Police reportedly said that the father of the rape victim told them that he did not report the crime to authorities because he feared that neighbors and relatives would blame his daughter for the incident.
This vengeful father is now facing murder charges.
However, as the Daily Mail reminds us, a vigilante father does not always face such serious legal consequences for his actions. A Texas man who beat his five-year-old daughter’s rapist to death ended up not facing any charges.
A Texas father who discovered a man raping his five-year-old daughter and beat him to death with his bare hands will not be charged with homicide under state law.
Under Texas state law, deadly force is authorized and indeed, justified in order to stop an aggravated sexual assault….
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